Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

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Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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Court decision on sleeping outdoors lays bare our deep inequalities

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | Criminalizing people for being homeless is cruel and inhumane, the Ninth Circuit Court ruled

Portugal. The Man wants to help quash the stigma around mental health

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 07:00
Joanne Zuhl The Portland band's members draw on their own lived experiences when talking about their concert series to support Keep Oregon Well

Is the Portland area ready for participatory budgeting?

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 06:30
Jim Labbe COMMENTARY | Ordinary people have real power over real money to make decisions that affect their lives

Street Roots vendors, nurses helping each other

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 06:00
Helen Hill Concordia nursing students first came to Street Roots to understand the perspectives of people on the streets. Now they come to provide care.

Trying youths as adults: Taking aim at Measure 11

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 05:00
Emily Green Teens do better outside of detention, says attorney DeAnna Horne, who will participate in a panel exploring the policy's impact on youths, as well as reform efforts led by state lawmakers

Portland Talks: The No. 1 political issue in Oregon is...

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:00
Eric Sweger Street Roots vendor Eric Sweger asks readers to weigh in

Oregon could lead on cap-and-invest for carbon emissions

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green Oregon could become the first 'normal' state to implement the program economy-wide, paving the way for the rest of the nation

SR editorial: Do not let federal threats foil safe injection sites

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 02:00
SR editorial board Criminalization is not, and never has been, the answer to a health crisis

Oregon DOJ declines criminal prosecution of Measure 105 signature gatherers

Street Roots News Feed - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:34
Emily Green Its investigation into first formal complaint alleging voters were misled into signing a petition to get the anti-sanctuary measure on the ballot found insufficient evidence


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Between the FYI-texts: 'Did you see this in Street Roots?', scrolling by the happy #NewPaperFriday selfies on social media, and picking up the weekly with my groceries — the Street Roots experience is totally integrated into my Portland life. We are a lucky city to have the love, dedication, and tenacity for good news and better community that Street Roots brings us every day of the year.

- Jes Larson, Executive Director, Welcome Home Coalition
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